The "Niplette": an instrument for the non-surgical correction of inverted nipples

Br J Plast Surg. 1994 Jan;47(1):46-9. doi: 10.1016/0007-1226(94)90117-1.


Inverted and non-protractile nipples are a common problem which cause psychological distress and interfere with a woman's ability to breast feed. A new instrument, the "Niplette", readily corrects the defect without the need for surgery. It is cheap and all patients found it comfortable and easy to use. Breast feeding is possible after treatment. The device should replace surgery in medical practice for this common condition.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Feeding
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nipples / abnormalities*
  • Pregnancy
  • Suction / instrumentation*
  • Time Factors